The UK’s first specification platform designed to support the next-gen of built environment professionals.
Leading construction data platform, NBS, has launched a version of its specification platform NBS Chorus, designed for universities and colleges.
NBS Chorus for Students and Teachers will enable the next generation of built environment professionals to study the latest specification approaches along with growing their competencies in specification writing.
The educational Chorus edition includes the entirety of the platform’s current content and unlimited licenses so that every student can access a ‘seat’. In addition, to foster a collaborative, multi-generational learning culture amongst users, the licence includes a programme of ‘train the trainer’ support.
Having access to Chorus, which is the market leading industry tool, will ensure that architectural and engineering graduates will be able to write safer, more efficient, more sustainable, and more accurate specifications, by using live product information and thus develop real-world industry skills.
Dr Paul Coates, Lecturer, at University of Salford said; “Learning through doing is a proven way to embed knowledge and now I can teach specification like this. Students can use Chorus while I’m teaching, and this allows them to really deepen their skill set.”
Dr Stephen Hamil, Innovation Director at NBS, said: “Developing the next generation is a core part of our remit at NBS, and education is all about equipping students with the tools they need for their careers. The evidence shows that safer, sustainable buildings start with robust specifications. Now, with the launch of Chorus for Students and Teachers, it will be much easier for students to learn how to write high quality specifications, and be confident they have the vital skills needed for when they start their careers.”
He adds “With NBS celebrating its 50th anniversary, this is one of our signature initiatives that we are confident will improve the future industry.”
NBS will also launch an NBS Academic Forum to provide specification educators with a place to share best practice and discuss the latest developments.